Smartphone addiction: impact on health and well-being

Authors

  • Ashish Kumar Subhash Kumar Gupta Dr. Giri Lal Gupta Institute of Public Health and Public Affairs, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Priya Singh Birendra Singh Dr. Giri Lal Gupta Institute of Public Health and Public Affairs, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Astha Krishak Sanjeev Krishak Dr. Giri Lal Gupta Institute of Public Health and Public Affairs, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241213

Keywords:

Smartphone addiction, Health, Well-being

Abstract

This study explores the increasing prevalence and negative impacts of excessive smartphone use. It emphasizes the detrimental effects on academic performance, mental health, and physical well-being, highlighting the need for intervention strategies. The review aims to summarize evidence demonstrating the significant influence of smartphone addiction on dietary behavior and lifestyle, as well as the complex interplay between mobile phone usage patterns and mental health outcomes. The document suggests that mindfulness practices, self-reflection, and seeking professional help can be effective strategies to combat smartphone addiction. Through a systematic literature search using databases like Google Scholar, NIH, and PubMed, the review gathers information on smartphone addiction's effects on health, academics, and adolescence. The conclusion calls for longitudinal studies to track the long-term impact of smartphone usage on academic performance and overall well-being. It recommends identifying at-risk groups for intervention and promoting responsible smartphone usage to prevent adverse effects. Overall, the document underscores the importance of understanding the factors contributing to smartphone addiction and implementing measures to foster genuine human interactions, balance technology use, and mitigate the hazards of smartphone addiction among adolescents.

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Published

2024-04-30

How to Cite

Gupta, A. K. S. K., Singh, P. S. B., & Krishak, A. K. S. (2024). Smartphone addiction: impact on health and well-being. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(5), 2100–2106. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241213

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